Andrey Zeits and Gleb Brussenskiy extend with Astana Qazaqstan Team
Two Kazakh riders, Andrey Zeits and Gleb Brussenskiy have prolonged their contracts with Astana Qazaqstan Team for one more season (2023).
Andrey Zeits (35), the most experienced Kazakh rider in the peloton, has spent a solid season in the team being part of the squad at the Tour de France, where he provided a good support to Alexey Lutsenko. Alongside his great dedication to the team goals, Andrey was able to score several personal results, among them an eighth place at the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge, a ninth place in the General Classification of the Tour of Sicily and two tenth places in the overall standings of the Route d’Occitanie and Le Tour de Langkawi.
“Even though the year was not easy at all due to COVID and all the consequences of the pandemic, I think I managed to spend a good season. I am happy I was useful in team’s tactic, to help our leaders to achieve the goals that were set. And, of course, I am happy that I managed to prove myself in those races where the team was waiting it from me. I feel that both motivation and physical form remain at a high level, so I am ready to continue working, helping my team with all my forces. I am happy to extend the contract for another season and I am going to do my all to spend it as best as possible”, – said Andrey Zeits.
Recently ended season for Gleb Brussenskiy (22) became his second year as a pro in Astana Qazaqstan Team. During 2022 Gleb won the road race of Under 23 Asian Cycling Championships, took third in the road race of the Kazakhstan National Championships and finished 15th in the General Classification of the Tour de l’Avenir.
“It is great to have the opportunity to continue performing as a part of our Kazakh team, to continue working on myself to reach a new level. The first two years in the WorldTour passed very fast and maybe a little messy because of the pandemic. So, I failed to fully reach my potential. But I am sure that the success will come, I am ready to work a lot to realize myself as a professional rider at 100%”, – said Gleb Brussenskiy.
“Indeed, Andrey Zeits is a true veteran of domestic cycling, but this season he showed he is still full of energy and motivation to keep on riding on a very high level. Andrey is a strong rider you can always lean on in any race, so I am happy he stays with us for one more year. If we talk about Gleb Brussenskiy, he spent two good but at the same time tough seasons much affected by the pandemic. Last season this young rider had ups and downs, but that’s normal. He is still very young, he is still missing valuable experience, so we are going to keep on working together to reach some good results in the upcoming season”, – said Alexandr Vinokurov, General Manager of Astana Qazaqstan Team.
Supported by the General Partner “Samruk-Kazyna” and the Sports Support Foundation “SportQory”.
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